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Archives: "Point of Reference"
  •         Last week we looked at scripture that seems to promise persecution as a result of our faith.  Now let’s look at a number of individuals whose lives have stood the test of time as examples of faithfulness in the face of both the good (Prov. 27:21) and bad they experienced.       …
    January 13, 2017
  •       Is there a scriptural “promise” of persecution?  Read on, “…you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me.  At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and…
    January 6, 2017
  •          It seems to happen every year, an incident where the politically correct – in their zeal to protect unbelievers – deprive believers of certain expressions of faith through public displays of “religious” Christmas symbols.  Knightstown being the flashpoint…
    December 30, 2016
  •        The gospel of Luke recounts for us the story of an angelic visitation to shepherds late one night who were watching over their flocks on the hillsides around Bethlehem.  This visitation announcing to them – and us through them – the most significant birth and subsequent…
    December 23, 2016
  •        This whole exercise is meant to help me – and you – begin to understand the difference between our calling and our disposition.  We are called to be fishers of men (Mk. 1:17), followers of the way (John 14:6), the righteousness of Christ (2 Cor. 5:21) as well as blameless.…
    December 16, 2016
  •        This study is meant to help us all become more fully who we already are.  Sound confusing?  Aren’t I what I appear to be?  Not always.  I usually try to be as genuine as I can, but there are times when I catch myself role-playing, trying to be someone I’m…
    December 9, 2016
  •        I have often addressed issues involving social concerns and current events because as Christians we can’t – or shouldn’t – isolate ourselves from the world around us; abdicating our role as salt and light to those living in darkness and the shadow of death. (Lk. 1:79…
    December 2, 2016
  •   Through the ages man has debated the substance and purpose of the gospel of Jesus Christ. You wouldn’t think there would be that much to discuss but countless committee meetings, conferences and councils have met to decide what the gospel of Jesus Christ really is and how it should be presented to mankind.   The…
    November 25, 2016
  •        Throughout our lives we all face many challenges and are presented with many opportunities, our responses impacting our very existence up to and including eternity.  What should I wear, who should I date, which school would be best for me to attend, what job offer should I accept? …
    November 18, 2016
  •          I hate spin, for the very fact that it’s often based in truth; slanted to suit the perspective and purposes of those doing the spinning.  Making it extremely difficult to grasp the truth of situations demanding critical consideration of the “facts” to address…
    November 11, 2016
  •         The morning after a house party on Johnson St., Jenna Foellmi and several other twenty-something friends lay sprawled about on couches and beds.  When one of them reached out to wake Foellmi, she was unresponsive and cold to the touch.  Her friends’ screams woke everyone…
    November 4, 2016
  • Sin is defined as any violation of divine law by transgression or neglect. Being a conscientious people, we are often careful not to do the things we know shouldn’t be done, but we nevertheless often fail to do the things we ought. It’s still sin (James 4:17); which makes us all sinners. Paul declaring…
    October 28, 2016
  •        I’ve used last week’s and this week’s articles before, but the material is as appropriate now as ever, and in truth is a message that will be forever necessary until Christ’s return.  These topics, identifying sin and then the call for repentance from it, have…
    October 21, 2016
  •         Last week we saw how we are all afflicted with a sin nature and that the laws of the Old Testament and the expectations of the New are realized through love; of God and our fellowmen. (See Mat. 22:37-40; Eph. 5:1) We must never forget however, that we were all once dead in our transgressions…
    October 14, 2016
  •          Why is an understanding of sin and it’s infiltration into our lives – entangling us in it’s consequences – so important?  Because it takes an appreciation of sin and all its ramifications to truly appreciate mercy and forgiveness.  (Society today…
    October 7, 2016

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Fred Price - married (44 years), father of two grown children, grandfather of six.

Attends First Christian Church in Brazil, Indiana, having served as a Deacon and Discipleship Leader for youth. 

Factory worker with a heart for young people and the challenges they face today, thus his participation in his church and this column.

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